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  • March 13, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

3 Smart Ways to Use a Home Equity Line of Credit

For homeowners across the globe, home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) have become a handy way of tapping into the value of their homes. However, when borrowing money against your home, it is always

  • March 6, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

Bank of Canada holds key rate

Wednesday March 6, 2019   The Bank of Canada announced today that it is keeping its key rate unchanged.   The Bank noted that while a slowing economy was anticipated in&n

  • February 27, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

3 Essential Tips For New Real Estate Investors

The world of real estate investing can be both challenging and rewarding in equal measure. As such, if you are planning on diving into the industry any time soon, you may want to pay close attention

  • February 14, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

The year higher borrowing costs and stricter mortgage rules hit home

Toronto, Vancouver housing sales plummet to decade-lows in 2018.  Bloomberg News Natalie Wong and Erik Hertzberg January 4, 2019 Canada’s priciest housing markets saw their worst year f

  • February 14, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

Big-Bank Mortgages Are Comfortable, Popular And The Worst Deal Around

Why do we stay with them? Complacency is a big reason. A lack of knowledge is another. Justin Thouin Co-Founder and CEO of LowestRates.ca 02/07/2019RBC. TD. BMO. Scotiabank. CIBC. National B

  • February 13, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

7 Reasons to Start House-Hunting in the Winter

In most parts of the country, spring and summer are the peak periods for the property market. If you're planning to buy a home, it's traditional to start looking for property in April or May, with the

  • January 23, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Your First House

Buying a first home is a big step, both financially and personally. In the long run, home ownership can lead to many other investment and and financial opportunities. Of course, owning a home also g

  • January 9, 2019
  • Posted by John C Filice

Buying Your First Home: When Are You REALLY Ready?

Purchasing your first home is the dream of a lifetime and a massive investment toward your future. The process is full of hopes and aspirations but is also a huge commitment to take on. For those who

  • December 24, 2018
  • Posted by John C Filice

How to Improve Your Chances of Being Approved for a Mortgage

For most first time home buyers, obtaining a mortgage is a crucial part of the purchasing process. However, being approved for a mortgage is often easier said than done. It can be disheartening to f

  • December 12, 2018
  • Posted by John C Filice

Buying Your First Home: When Are You REALLY Ready?

Purchasing your first home is the dream of a lifetime and a massive investment toward your future. The process is full of hopes and aspirations but is also a huge commitment to take on. For those who

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